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Three highly-requested titles have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. One of this week’s new releases is Ally Kennen’s Midnight Pirates. Ally recently took part in an event at Renaissance Learning, where we took the opportunity to interview her. Find out what she enjoys and doesn’t enjoy about being an author, hear her advice for […]
Quizzes have just been released for two books by popular authors, published by Doubleday. Noble Conflict is Malorie Blackman’s first novel for teenagers since being announced as the new Children’s Laureate recently. Also quizzed is a new historical fiction account from Theresa Breslin set in Tudor times. Both books are suitable for Middle Years readers.
Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series introduce young readers to well-known authors with short dyslexia-friendly books. Authors include Eoin Colfer, writer of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, and Julia Donaldson, who has written many picture books and early readers. Three Little Gems have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Six highly-requested books have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Teachers, parents and students are increasingly making use of our quiz suggestion form, which gives you the opportunity to let us know about books you’d like us to quiz. If you request a book using this system, you’ll automatically receive an email notifying you once […]
Two books made popular by blockbuster film adaptations have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. The Woman in Black and the Perks of Being a Wallflower had been requested by teachers and librarians in increasing number since the films were released, as children watching the films have sought out the books. We have taken care […]
We recently marked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday by featuring some of the most popular titles about Sherlock Holmes. Since then, we have released quizzes on three more Holmes books that will be popular with detective story fans across the Middle and Upper Years age brackets.
Over 200,000 students in approximately 1500 schools will be receiving books as part of the Bookbuzz scheme this autumn. Run by Booktrust, Bookbuzz aims to get great books into the hands of Year 7 students. Each participating student will receive one of a shortlist of books as well as a bookmark, while each school will […]
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the safe (if overdue) arrival of their baby boy! We have been looking forward to this exciting moment since the pregnancy was announced, so we’re thrilled with the news. What better way to celebrate a royal birth than by taking a fun quiz with Accelerated Reader? […]
Last week, the Queen celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of her coronation. This follows the festivities of last summer, when the Diamond Jubilee was marked with a series of events around the UK. Publishers and authors have got into the spirit of the occasion with several recent books alluding to the Jublilee. From today, Reading Practice […]
Sally Gardner has just been announced as the winner of the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal for her book Maggot Moon. The Carnegie Medal was established in 1936 in memory of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who funded libraries and promoted literature. Sally Garnder has been awarded a medal and given £500 to provide books to a library […]